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Camilla Williams papers.

Author: Camilla Williams
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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The papers document the career of Camilla Williams, acclaimed operatic singer and concert artist, in the United States and abroad. The papers encompass 1.2 linear feet, which includes 0.2 linear feet of correspondence (letter, post cards, greeting cards, telegrams) and 1.0 linear foot of non-correspondence, including press releases, publicity notices, notes, foreign itineraries, invitations and collected materials
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Father Divine.; Raymond Pace Alexander; Charles T Beavers; Dick Campbell; Elmer A Carter; Norman N Fromm; Robert Kollitsch; Frederick D Patterson; Fannie Williams; Carl Van Vechten; Robert Wagner; Elmer A Carter; Father Divine.; Carl Van Vechten
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Camilla Williams
OCLC Number: 20314498
Description: 1.20 linear ft.
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The papers document the career of Camilla Williams, acclaimed operatic singer and concert artist, in the United States and abroad. The papers encompass 1.2 linear feet, which includes 0.2 linear feet of correspondence (letter, post cards, greeting cards, telegrams) and 1.0 linear foot of non-correspondence, including press releases, publicity notices, notes, foreign itineraries, invitations and collected materials about Williams' travels and about other people. The bulk of the papers date primarily between 1944 and 1975.

Lyric soprano, first Afro-American woman to hold a regular position with a leading U.S. opera company. Includes correspondence, photographs, music scores, programs, telegrams, musical scores, honors and awards, clippings, itineraries, receipts, photographs, gretting cards, and other printed items. Her husband, Attorney Charles T. Beavers, and her mother, Fannie Williams, plus other relatives and friends are included in her correspondence. There are letters of interest from Eleanor Roosevelt (an item originally sent to Betty Smith of Betty Smith Associates) and a letter from Father Divine. Other correspondents include Raymond Pace Alexander, Dick Campbell, Elmer A. Carter, Norman N. Fromm, Robert Kollitsch, Frederick D. Patterson, Carl Van Vechten, and Robert Wagner.

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